I’m a BACP Accredited psychotherapist and researcher working exclusively with clients struggling with overeating issues. I’m part of a team of hard-working therapists and counsellors at a busy eating disorders charity, and I also work in private practice.
After decades of binge eating, failing diets, and numerous cycles of weight loss and weight gain, I rejected diet culture, dismantled my diet mentality and normalised my eating.
I also explored why I turned to food to regulate my feelings, and worked out how to meet my emotional needs directly. I’m happy to say I’ve enjoyed a peaceful relationship with food for many years now.
If you’re struggling with binge eating, or any other kind of overeating disorder, my aim is to help you make peace with food and yourself.
So welcome to eatonomy.
No ads, no pop-ups, no autoplay videos.
Just my words and – more importantly – your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
I use the term “emotion-driven overeating” to encompass the spectrum that includes emotional eating, compulsive eating and binge eating disorder. I wanted something that attempts to convey the urge to eat only people with these kinds of issues can truly understand.
I originally started this blog as a resource for clients but I’m really happy that what I write seems to strike a chord with people all over the world.
I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who reads, likes and comments on my posts – your stories touch me more than you will ever know. Thank you.
You’re very welcome to join our eatonomy community – just enter your email address and click “Follow Julie”. Your email won’t be shared and you won’t be bombarded with stuff. You’ll just receive a notification in your inbox when I publish a new blog post. You’ll also receive advance notice of workshops and events.
For more on my story and the origins of eatonomy, you can read the post “What is eatonomy?”
For details of my private practice, please see my listing on the Counselling Directory.